Browse Happy

Browse Happy is a website urging users to upgrade their web browsers.

HistoryEdit

The site was initially created by the Web Standards Project in August 2004 to convince users to switch to a web browser other than Microsoft's Internet Explorer.[1] It focused on security issues in Internet Explorer and suggested four alternatives: Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari and Google Chrome. The core of the site was a collection of testimonials by people who had switched from Internet Explorer to alternative web browsers.[2]

In June 2005, the Web Standards Project decided that an anti-Internet Explorer campaign did not fit with their mission, and they handed the site over to Matt Mullenweg.[3]

On December 18, 2007, it was discovered that the browsehappy.com site contained hidden links in the footer to freecookingrecipes.net, an online recipe site.[4] When pointed out on the wordpress.org and wordpress.com support forums, those links were quickly removed without a response from Automattic.[citation needed]

The site is now maintained by WordPress.com[5] with collaboration from HTML5 Boilerplate team members.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Festa, Paul (2004-08-24). "Browser campaign slams IE". CNET News. Archived from the original on 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2019-03-22.
  2. ^ heise - "Glücklich browsen" ohne Internet Explorer - Staff Writer - 25.08.2004 [1]
  3. ^ BrowseHappy Now Part of WordPress as WaSP Refocuses Mission - Molly E. Holzschlag - [2] Archived 2005-08-22 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ BrowseHappy's Homemade Holiday Treats
  5. ^ https://github.com/WordPress/browsehappy

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